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Downsize to beat the winter blues

Date Posted: May 19, 2021

For many over 50s in Australia’s southern and colder regions, winter can be a period of hibernation and inactivity due to the gloomy weather, which can hinder social engagements and outdoor activities.

Luckily, making the move to a downsizing community can help you stay active and entertained all year round!

Winter-friendly facilities

Many downsizing communities feature a host of facilities that can be enjoyed in rain, hail or shine! Even during the chilliest months, you can enjoy an active lifestyle that includes:

  • Swimming in the indoor heated pool
  • Catching up for a coffee with friends in the community Clubhouse
  • Enjoying a BBQ with family and friends in the undercover alfresco area
  • Reading a book or enjoy some down time in the tranquillity of the community library

Take off on a winter adventure

By freeing up equity, downsizing to a home that requires very little maintenance and is located in a safe and secure community, you’ll have greater freedom and peace of mind to hit the road during the winter!

This means the winter months can be just as fun and adventure filled as the summer!

No more gardening in the rain!

While romantics may enjoy singing in the rain, we’re fairly certain no one enjoys undertaking maintenance tasks in the rain – or rushing to complete outdoor tasks before the rain sets in!

When you make the move to a downsizing community, you’ll enjoy a lifestyle free from home maintenance, since your home will be brand new! You can also enjoy the benefits of living in a community that provides onsite landscapers who will tend to your gardens and nature strips, so you don’t have to!

Stress free excursions

When the weather takes a turn for the worst, the idea of driving, commuting or walking in the rain can put you off your plans!

The beauty of living in a downsizing community is that there’s a whole range of activities available and you get to choose how much or how little you’d like to take part in. Often, these activities are held within the community so you don’t have to worry about venturing too far in bad weather, or they’ll include community transport, so you can jump aboard without stress!

Read more about the benefits of downsizing here.